Rosses Point, Co. Sligo
Rosses Point (Irish: An Ros) is a seaside village in County Sligo, Ireland and also the name of the surrounding peninsula. The point guards Sligo Harbour and is marked by the Metal Man lighthouse, a 12 foot (3.7 m) high guardian statue placed offshore by local seafarers in 1821 and maintained by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
Rosses Point is home to the magnificent County Sligo championship golf links, which hosts the annual West of Ireland Championship and Sligo Yacht Club. The bay is ideal for angling, windsurfing and other water sports.
North of Rosses Point marine archeologists have recently uncovered a wreck of the Spanish Armada which was storm-driven upon this coast in September of 1588.
The poet William Butler Yeats and his brother, the artist Jack Butler Yeats, spent their summer holidays at Elsinore House, in Rosses Point. Elsinore Lodge was the seat of the Middleton Family. The house was built by the pirate captain John Black (Black Jack), and it is still said to be haunted by him (he supposedly knocks at the window pane three times, which should prove quite difficult at this stage). The house has fallen into disrepair, and even though plans to restore it emerge in the press every now and then, nothing has been done so far.